Eating out

Falmouth has a vibrant food scene with an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés to suit all budgets and tastes. Fine dining, quirky and unique cafés, great pub food, delicious Cornish pasties, Cornish cream teas, award winning local food producers – Falmouth has something for everyone. Some Harbour’s Reach favourites include:

The Chain Locker

Your local pub! Just around the corner from Harbour’s Reach on Custom’s House Quay. This is probably the best known watering hole in Falmouth. A pint of Tribute is well worth a try as are many other local ales. They also serve fantastic pub food. You can also sit outside on the quay or balconies, or chose a table inside.

Star and Garter

Trendy gastro pub with fabulous views over Falmouth Harbour.


IndiDog is an excellent eatery located right on the waters edge in the centre of Falmouth tucked away from the hustle and bustle. Customers are able to enjoy a simple coffee, tea or cake, a light bite or a long luxurious meal – it’s a space which offers something for everyone.

Mali Thai

A popular Thai restaurant on Quay Hill offering very good Asian cuisine with friendly service. A take-away service is also available.

Thai Orchid

Authentic Thai cuisine in cosy restaurant.

The Quayside Inn

This is also on Custom’s House Quay and shares outside seating with the Chain Locker. There is regular live music in here.


Popular Nepalese and Indian restaurant – authentic taste of Nepal and India.

Five Degrees West

This award winning gastro pub has great food and outside seating. If you turn left on the corner of Quay Hill and Arwenack Street it’s a short walk away on your right.

La Cave

French Wine Bar and Brassery in the heart of Falmouth

The Gurkha

Falmouth’s Nepalise and Indian Cuisine specialist

Harbour View Café

This is behind Harbour’s Reach on Arwenack Street. It’s the place to go if you want to sit on the terrace and continue to enjoy the views. They open at 8 am. and are a great place for breakfast.


Very local to Harbour’s Reach, this is a great for cooked breakfasts and coffee

Cribbs – Caribbean Cusine

A menu packed full of Caribbean favourites! – Delicious!

The Maritime Museum Café

This has great views. When you’ve visited the maritime museum once you can get in free for a whole year.

Harbour Lights

Award winning Fish and Chips – We can highly recommend this! It is just across Custom’s House Quay and does great take away or you can dine in and enjoy in the harbour views.

Gylly Beach Café

This café / bar is situated right on Gyllyngvase Beach. It’s definitely well worth a visit.

The following are a short car journey away…

Hooked on the Rocks, Swanpool

This restaurant sits on the cliffs at Swanpool, overlooking the beach and with a view of Pendennis castle in the distance. It’s a great spot for an evening meal or just a lazy afternoon with a bottle of wine and tapas. It may be worth booking ahead for an evening meal.

The Cove, Maenporth

A contemporary restaurant overlooking the beach. Superb menu with a good selection of locally caught fresh sea food. A good choice for a special treat!

Castaways, Mylor Harbour

There’s a very nice restaurant / bar right by the marina here. A good place to go if you fancy a boat trip and a walk. Catch the ferry from Prince of Wales Pier over to Flushing. Then go for a bracing walk around Trefusis Point (this is the headland that you can see from Harbour’s Reach – its out to the left). Eventually you’ll come to Mylor Harbour where a sit down and some refreshment will be very welcome!

Ferryboat Inn, Helford

This pub / restaurant is in a great location on the Helford River. It’s right by a beach on the river’s edge and is a great place to watch the world go by from the terrace.

Red Lion, Mawnan Smith

An old thatched pub in a local village called Mawnan Smith. Great pub food!

Pandora Inn, Restronguet Passage

Another idyllic thatched pub / restaurant right on the water. You can drive here or get a water taxi – A very popular place!

Trengilly Wartha, near Gweek

A country pub that serves great food – very popular with locals. Could be a good place to eat if you’re visiting the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.